Sugar has many negatives effects on your bodies when over consumed some examples are headaches, mood swings, lathargy, unable to concentrate, anxiety, unfocused, hyperactivity, acne, aging, depression, tooth decay, increases hunger, addiction, agression, irrational, also increasing the risk of more severelife threatening conditions such as obesity, type two diabeties, heart disease and cancer.
These Winter days have had me feeling more like baking. Maybe it’s because we don’t feel like braving the cold outside, the home comfort of staying warm indoors. Having time at home gives us some spare hours over the weekend to do the things we love in my case baking or maybe just because we feel like turning the kettle on more often to warm our frosty fingers. Whatever the reasons I’m not complaining I love getting my hands dirty in the kitchen. There is just something so satisfying and homely about baking something from scratch wouldn’t you agree?
For today I wanted to share with you these amazing brownies I made for two reasons. One because my kids love brownies and seriously who doesn’t love an indulgent gooey brownie every now and then. And two, my middle son suffers from very dry skin and acute eczema. With the change of weather now becoming colder and a lot dryer his skin has dried out severely and made him inch and irritable.
You probably asking why don’t you just use some cream and what has this got to do with brownies?
It only feels like the kids just went back to school for term 3 and now we are starting the school holidays again. I don’t know about you but it gets more difficult to keep the kids entertained as the year goes on. On a positive note the weather is warming up so beach and park days are definitely on the agenda and are free bonus. Here is a old school favourite that I’ve adapted to a refined sugar free recipe and has a gluten free option. Another yummy kids treat to feed the kids and their friends these holidays.
This ancient Japanese green tea is an antioxidant powerhouse! This powerful superfood is made from Japanese green tea leaves stone ground into a powder form which makes an even higher amount of health benefits than green tea leaves itself. It supports sustainable energy and weight management, helps control stress levels and boosts immunity.
Without getting too technical in a nutshell Matcha Green Tea can make you feel more relaxed, vitalise your skin and an overall powerful detox for your body.